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Train to Gain

Volume 692: debated on Wednesday 13 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the budget for Train to Gain in 2006-07 in each English region; and what proportion of this budget has been spent in each region; and [HL3911]

What estimate they have made of the proportion of training undertaken as part of Train to Gain which would not otherwise have taken place; and [HL3912]

What assessment they have made of the level of employer investment as part of the Train to Gain scheme; and what proportion of this investment would have been made without assistance from the scheme; and [HL3913]

(a) how many, and (b) what proportion of, individuals in each region undertaking training as part of the Train to Gain scheme (i) were referred to a training provider by the Train to Gain brokerage service or (ii) were provider generated. [HL3914]

Train to Gain is an ongoing service and, as such, performance is updated regularly. Detailed operational information is not held centrally by the department but is collected by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). Mark Haysom, the LSC chief-executive, will write directly to the noble Baroness. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.